Maybe this is old news to everyone else out there, but I just discovered a very promising website called Tenso. It is a service that allows you to shop at almost any Japanese online store, and have the products shipped to wherever you live around the world.
For example, let’s say there are some children’s toys you want to buy from Amazon.jp. But it says “no international delivery”. What Tenso.com does is, it provides you with a Japanese address so you can buy from Amazon.jp or any other store and you can enter your Japanese address (provided by Tenso). When the package arrives at Tenso, they will mail it to your home address for a small handling charge + shipping. Read more about it HERE. Signing up and getting a Japanese address is free (you do have to provide a credit card number though).
What do you think? Have you used this service before? Are there Japanese goods that you’ve been dying to buy (food, electronics, clothing)? (Click HERE to see the online shopping sites they recommend)